CBBC Member Successes & Updates (January 2023) | Insights

The China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) has been distributing a monthly update focusing on the successes of you – our members and partners! CBBC Member Successes & Updates is an outlet for you to tell your story through a dedicated CBBC communication medium. It is circulated to CBBC’s entire member and stakeholder database that has opted into receive CBBC news and through our social media channels.

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IHG see the growing demand for personalized and high-quality boutique hotels in China. This is coupled with the continued growth of Hotel Indigo in recent years and the debut of Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant in China market. That’s why we would like to take this opportunity to review our boutique hotel category at the end of 2022. Read more here.

IHG announced the launch of Holiday Inn Express 3.0 to the Chinese hotel industry via a livestreaming on WeChat. The new generation of Holiday Inn Express will continue to provide travelers with a simple and smart travel experience through key upgrades to breakfast, technology and space within the hotels. Meanwhile, the Holiday Inn Express 3.0 will provide hotel owners with more investment options. Read more here.

Recently, IHG’s high-end Chinese food brand Cai Feng Lou announced the brand update and upgrading to create the Cai Feng Lou 2.0 while the number of the Cai Feng Lou in Greater China exceeded 50. Read more here.


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Anger over ‘inexcusable’ delays to roadworks at M6 Junction 10

Junction 10 of the M6 is still being worked on.
Junction 10 of the M6 is still being worked on.

Once again, motorists have been told to expect further delays as the M6 junction 10 roadworks are still underway, despite the completion date being the end of last month.

Drivers can now expect the roadworks to be finished by spring this year, with no definite date given.

Councillor Doug James, who represents Darlaston South, said: “The delays are inexcusable and are a result of procurement problems for wiring and installation of the traffic lights and link to the National network for traffic information.

WALSALL COPYRIGHT MNA MEDIA TIM THURSFIELD 02/08/21 .Councillor Doug James, who represents Darlaston, quit Labour on May 1 (both locally and nationally) and is now an independent and will stand at the next election as an independent as well..He said the decision to leave the party was ‘soul-wrenching’ but had to be done..

“Also, the additional cost information I requested from National Highways was deemed to be “commercially sensitive” – despite the money coming from the public purse.

“The sum will far exceed the £78 million.

“Currently the delays on the Darlaston side of the route are still creating problems. Few local motorists believe the work will reduce the delays when completed.

“Why is there no date for completion? The work is months late and costing millions.”

A staff member from the Holiday Inn Express at junction 10, who did not want to be named, said they were mostly unaffected by the roadworks, but expected them to have been completed last spring. They said: “It hasn’t been too bad, we haven’t really been affected because they put in diversions. The only thing is a little surprises, such as when I’m on the way to work and a road has been coned off, but there will be a

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Super Bowl hotel rates have skyrocket. What can you get instead?

There are a little more than two weeks from the Super Bowl in Phoenix, and prices are high while vacancies are low.

PHOENIX — In two weeks, Super Bowl LVII will kick off in Glendale.

The event attracts glitz and glamour from all over the world. The number of hotel rooms available for the weekend is already starting to run low. What are the prices for the few rooms remaining? Astronomically high.

Prices do change, but at the time of writing, Motel 6 of 51st Avenue, just north of Interstate 10, will leave the light on for you if you pay $850 bucks a night.

A room at the Best Western Hotel off Interstate 17 near Castles and Coasters will set you back nearly $1,150 a night.

A three-night stay during Super Bowl Weekend at a Holiday Inn Express would require you to fork over $5,640 for the weekend for an average of $1,614 per night.

Or… for the cost of one pre-Super Bowl night at the Holiday Inn Express

On a normal night, you could have a one-night stay at the 5-diamond Phoenician ($799 w/ resort fees) resort, play a round of golf ($229) on the property, follow it up with a $215 massage, and for dinner have a $150 bottle of wine, a salad ($16), a side ($12), and a Wagyu Tomahawk steak ($155). What is the total for your day of luxury? $1,576.

“Five hundred percent, a 1,000% premium, we’ve seen people pay before.” Steve Schwab, CEO of Casago, said.
Casago is a vacation rental management company. The reason prices can jump so much is because of what is known as dynamic pricing.

Currently, Ticketmaster is getting some flack on Capitol Hill for its use in selling tickets.

Simply put, dynamic pricing tries to find

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Home Office says safety of city’s asylum-seekers is priority after far-right protest

Protest - Far-right activists outside the Holiday Inn Express, in Colchester <i>(Image: Newsquest)</i>

Protest – Far-right activists outside the Holiday Inn Express, in Colchester (Image: Newsquest)

HOME Office bosses have stressed the safety of asylum seekers is “of the utmost importance”, after far-right activists staged a protest outside a Colchester hotel.

Four members of the so-called Patriotic Alternative movement descended on the Holiday Inn Express, in Birchwood Road, Colchester, on Saturday.

In December, the hospitality venue took in more than 100 men – some of which were suffering with mental health issues – after they fled to the UK from their homelands.

During their stunt in front of the hotel entrance the right wing demonstrators unveiled a large banner opposing asylum-seekers, which read: “You pay, migrants stay”.



Since then concerns have been raised over the safety of the asylum-seekers staying at the hotel, with calls for the Home Office to move them to better-suited locations.

The Government department has now responded, saying the decision to move asylum-seekers into hotels is one which is well thought through and considered.

READ MORE: ‘Shock’ as far-right activists stage protest outside hotel housing asylum-seekers

A spokesman said: “The welfare of asylum seekers in our care is of the utmost importance and any attempts to fuel resentment towards them are completely unacceptable.

“Whenever we seek to use sites for asylum accommodation, we engage with the local police and other stakeholders to identify any community tensions.

“We continually review the security at asylum accommodation sites with providers.”

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InterContinental Hotels Seeks to Dismiss Franchisee Lawsuit Over Cyberattack

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Group PLC is seeking to fend off claims from franchisees five months after a cyberattack that hotel owners say cost them money and disrupted business.

Lawyers for IHG, which owns Holiday Inn, InterContinental Hotels and 16 other brands around the world, have asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by owners of franchised hotels, arguing their contracts prevent them from seeking damages. The cyberattack didn’t result in personal data being exposed and claims based on alleged failure to protect information shouldn’t apply, IHG’s lawyers said in court papers.

IHG said on Sept. 6 that it detected unauthorized activity on its technology systems and sent an email to franchisees informing them the company’s online reservation technology would be down. Hotel owners said the system was down for a few weeks after the attack, disrupting bookings and forcing staff to use workarounds to find reservations and charge guests for rooms.

“We had major issues where people were not able to book, bookings were really bad, revenue had dropped, customer scores were really bad because everyone was complaining,” said Rich Gandhi, who owns a Holiday Inn Express in Pennsylvania and other IHG properties. 

Hotel owners sued IHG in September in U.S. District Court in Atlanta, accusing the company of failing to “adequately invest in data security, despite the growing number of well-publicized data breaches affecting the hospitality and similar industries.” The owners say they haven’t received sufficient information from IHG about the cyberattack, such as how it happened and whether they will be reimbursed for lost business

A spokeswoman for IHG declined to comment on the lawsuit and said the company is “continuing to support our hotels and owners.”

Consumers often

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New Holiday Inn Express headed to Ellenton; more homes in Palmetto

A new Holiday Inn Express and more residential development is headed to Manatee County following several approvals by county commissioners on Thursday.

Commissioners approved zoning changes that make development of the proposed Holiday Inn Express possible in Ellenton, and also approved plans for a new residential community in Palmetto.

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Commissioners unanimously approved zoning changes necessary for construction of a new Holiday Inn Express in Ellenton.

Commissioners unanimously approved zoning changes necessary for construction of a new Holiday Inn Express in Ellenton.

Commissioners unanimously approved zoning changes necessary for construction of a new Holiday Inn Express in Ellenton.

Proposed by the Signature Hotel Ellenton LLC, the six-story hotel will feature 92 rooms and will be located along the Manatee River waterfront off of 18th Street, just east of the I-75 intersection with US 301 N. There is also a two-story restaurant proposed for an adjacent parcel of land.

New neighborhood planned for Palmetto

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Commissioners approved a new preliminary site plan for a 21.1 acre property located on the northwest corner of U.S. 41 and Bayshore Road in Palmetto. Plans call for development of up-to 146 single family homes.

Officials approved a new preliminary site plan for a 21.1 acre property located on the northwest corner of U.S. 41 and Bayshore Road in Palmetto. Plans call for development of up to 146 single family homes and a public playground.

Plans for the property were approved in 2005 but had

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Notes: Demo of old-school VU-area buildings looms | Development

Demolition looms of the three-building Louise Douglas Apartments on Elliston Place within the Rock Block, as the development company prepping to reinvent the site with a Holiday Inn Express has landed a construction loan.

Elliston Hospitality LLC, which is affiliated with Nashville-based SiLa Developments, has secured the $43.1 million loan from Dallas-based Hall Structured Finance. Mag Mile Capital Senior Vice President Francisco Nacorda sourced the financing for the project, according to a release from HSF and SiLa Developments.

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University of Tennessee to use Holiday Inn for student housing

UT’s housing website said the Holiday Inn Express on Papermill Drive will provide an affordable housing option for transfer students.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee (UT) will be using a hotel on Papermill Drive as an off-campus housing option for students this new school year.

housing.utk.edu/halls/holiday-inn-express/”According to UT’s website, the university has secured the Holiday Inn Express on Papermill Drive for this upcoming school year “to provide an affordable housing option for transfer students in a high-demand housing market.”

The website said the hotel will act as a residence hall on campus with an on-site director and resident assistants (RAs). There will also be a shuttle service available to take students from the hotel to campus and back.

In a statement to 10 News, UT said only students will stay at the hotel while it is under university management. It also said the hotel’s main entrances will be locked at all times.

UT staff said, by securing the hotel, they hope to provide some relief to students and families struggling to find housing before the start of the school year. That is an issue Sherry Hopson knows too well.

Hopson and her family traveled to Knoxville in late July to help move her daughter into an apartment since she would soon start school at UT. However, the search was far from easy.

“We had a list of every single apartment complex in Knoxville, and not one single availability for, at least, they were telling us like September, maybe October, November, and that we were not going to get in,” she said.

Hopson’s daughter got lucky and was able to stumble upon an apartment at the last second, but her mother said the process was beyond stressful.

“It was beyond nerve-wracking to think that

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